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Heroin addict gets life for killing his friend's girlfriend

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland judge has ordered life imprisonment for a homeless heroin addict who fatally shot a woman who had given him shelter but threatened to expose him for stealing about $3...

Inmate's rape conviction overturned days after he's killed

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appeals court has reversed a man's rape conviction four days after he was found beaten to death in a state prison cell. The Court of Special Appeals...

Slain inmate's conviction reversed 4 days after his death

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A Maryland appeals court has reversed a man's rape conviction four days after he was found beaten to death in a state prison cell. The Court of Special Appeals...

BC-US--Black History Month,ADVISORY, US

Here's an updated look at The AP's coverage plans for Black History Month. This information is not for publication or broadcast, and coverage plans are subject to change. Additional stories are expect...

Mother expected to make plea in birthday cake beating death

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Prosecutors say they expect to strike a plea deal with a Maryland woman whose 9-year-old son was fatally beaten over a missing piece of birthday cake. Washingt...

Guard killed at prison saved colleagues' lives, union says

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Forced into a closet by inmates at Delaware's largest prison, Sgt. Steven Floyd called out to officers coming to his aid, warning them that inmates had set a trap — saving their li...

Delaware inmates release 2, still hold 2 hostages at prison

SMYRNA, Del. (AP) — Authorities negotiated into the evening for the release of the last two of four corrections department workers taken hostage by inmates at a Delaware prison. Inma...

Defiant women to Trump: Your agenda won't go unchallenged

WASHINGTON (AP) — In a global exclamation of defiance and solidarity, more than 1 million people rallied at women's marches in the nation's capital and cities around the world Saturday to send Preside...

Baltimore police to tackle deep, systemic failures

BALTIMORE (AP) — The scathing findings of a federal investigation into Baltimore police practices after the death of a shackled man in a transport van and the court-enforceable agreement to improve po...

Homicide unit probes man's death in western Maryland woods

Homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man whose remains were found Wednesday in the forested mountains of western Maryland shortly after a female companion walked out of the woods, suff...

Man guilty in slaying of woman who threatened to expose him

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — A western Maryland man has pleaded guilty to killing a woman who police say had threatened to turn him in for two armed robberies. Twenty-seven-year-old Anthon...

Police expect Trump to lift limits on surplus military gear

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — If president-elect Donald Trump keeps his promise, surplus military grenade launchers, bayonets, tracked armored vehicles and high-powered firearms and ammunition will once agai...

Rollback of truck safety rules may be just the beginning

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) — Safety advocates say they fear a Republican provision added to a must-pass spending bill this week may be just the beginning of a rollback of transportation safety rules. ...

Court filing: In Army's eyes, Chelsea Manning still a man

A military prison psychologist has refused to recommend that Chelsea Manning's gender be changed to female in her Army service record, complicating the transgender soldier's quest to wear a feminine h...

Report: Bus driver may've lost consciousness in other crash

BALTIMORE (AP) — The driver of the school bus involved in a deadly crash this week in Baltimore was taking medication for seizures when he had an accident two years ago, his wife told investigators at...